If periodontal disease has caused your gums to recede, our periodontist may recommend the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique to restore your gums and improve your oral health. This innovative treatment for gum recession is minimally invasive and generally highly successful in improving the appearance and health of your gums.

Gum recession may be caused by any number of factors, including periodontal disease, tobacco usage, hormonal changes, aggressive brushing, poor dental hygiene or genetics. Gum recession can cause significant problems for your oral health and can make you more susceptible to gum disease, bone damage and tooth loss.

The Chao Pinhole technique is a procedure that corrects gum recession by gently moving healthy gum tissue back over the areas from which it has receded. Unlike other surgical gum treatment, the Chao Pinhole technique is scalpel-free and suture-free. When you receive this treatment, our periodontist will make a small hole in your gums using a needle. The gum tissue is then gently loosened so that it can slide back over the area of the tooth. Because no cutting or stitching is required, this treatment involves only minimal discomfort during and after the procedure and produces an immediate cosmetic improvement.

We invite you to call Louisiana Dental Center at 504-287-4467 to schedule your appointment with our dentists and learn more about Chao Pinhole Surgery in Kenner, Louisiana.